In what proved to be quite a dull weekend of Premier League action, the subbing on and then off of Callum Hudson-Odoi by Thomas Tuchel ended up being one of the major talking points.
The German manager made the first truly controversial call of his time at Stamford Bridge when he hauled young CHO off after just half an hour on the pitch. Pundits weren’t sure what to make of it, with most reserving judgment until we saw what happened tonight.
As promised by coach Tuchel, Callum gets his start tonight, and he will have a major chance to show how much he learned from being embarrassed like he was on Saturday.
He’s only just starting to learn to play as a right wing back, and now he’s thrown into the mix in the Champions League against a very strong Atletico side. Good luck kid!
You can see some of the reaction on social media in the Tweets embedded here:
CAllum Hudson Odoi master peace pending
— Abdulaziz Munye (@AbdulazizMunye) February 23, 2021
Hudson-Odoi is better then Grealish #CFC
— Oche (@TOchemaster) February 23, 2021
Hudson-Odoi ball tonight😍
— Josh🤹🏼 (@Josh1874_) February 23, 2021
Mason Mount. Callum Hudson-Odoi.
— LcS (@ZVvvvvvvv) February 23, 2021
Calum Hudson-Odoi. Come on my boy!
— Kye Bowerman 🗯 (@Kyenedy) February 23, 2021
So Tuchel subbed in Hudson Odoi last game and subbed him off in 30/40 mins. Yet still starts him over Ziyech
— unknownmoroccanspecimen ⵣ (@mrofftogetbread) February 23, 2021
Back to business for Callum Hudson-Odoi 💙 pic.twitter.com/koUuxqRDMA
— Chelsea FC News (@Chelsea_FL) February 23, 2021
so Tuchel wan convert Hudson odoi to full back
— Bouff Daddy 💸 🇿🇼 (@_darniyel) February 23, 2021
🗣 "If I was Callum, I'd have been really cheesed off!" @Robert1Green
Despite being 'sub-subbed' on the weekend, Callum Hudson-Odoi starts tonight…👀
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) February 23, 2021
Jorginho is starting 😭😭😭
At least CHO is back in RWB.
Christensen + Zouma would have been a better option. https://t.co/NEXOmY4TH2
— Ctrl Alt Del (@The_MoBee) February 23, 2021
Giroud and CHO to notch tonight. #ktbffh
— Chris Bunting (@Chris__Bunting) February 23, 2021